Fairy Tale Facts: Diamonds and Toads

Hey there word nerds! I’m back with more fun fairy tale facts! Today we’re looking at Charles Perrault’s “Diamonds and Toads”. “Diamonds and Toads”, or “Les Fées” (The Fairies) as it was originally titled in French, was written by Charles Perrault and included in Andrew Lang’s translation of Perrault’s stories called The Blue Fairy Book (1889).Continue reading “Fairy Tale Facts: Diamonds and Toads”

Why I Reread Books

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I don’t really love going to bookstores. Now, before you make me hand in my word nerd credentials, hear me out. I’m not saying I hate bookstores. I like them a lot. What I hate is browsing. I’m not one of those people who can spend hoursContinue reading “Why I Reread Books”

Reading as a Guilty Pleasure

Hey word nerds! I’ve got a cool post for you today. My good friend and fellow writer, Elizabeth Syson, and I had an interesting conversation about reading the other day and I thought I’d share it with you. Her part of the conversation is in bold type, mine is in regular. We were talking theContinue reading “Reading as a Guilty Pleasure”